Any day can be the day of love with a little planning. The Tualatin Valley is for lovers, as evidenced by the romantic locales all over the region. Love is not only in the air, but in the food, soil and heart of this expansive valley.
Romantic Restaurants in the Portland Region
When asking locals for a special date night spot, you’ll hear decarli restaurant come up again and again. The red brick walls, antique chandeliers and candle-lit tables feel simultaneously classic and modern at the same time. Besides the mood-setting décor, a shared starter of oysters and Prosecco is sure to commence a truly romantic night.
Upon entering Bethany’s Table, it’s immediately clear that everything here is done with love. The chef-owner, Janet O’Connor, manifests the sentiment that food is love in her cooking each night. The “pantry board” starter is perfect at setting the scene. The charcuterie board is unfussy yet spectacular, inviting you to take your time and savor the flavors. While not inherently romantic, we always swoon over the restaurant pup, a shar-pei named Zoe. She chills outside the front door on temperate evenings.
Romantic Wineries near Portland
The deep vineyard roots of the northern Willamette Valley foster a deep love for winemaking and wine tasting here in the Tualatin Valley. The act of wine tasting is especially romantic with the intimate and charming tasting rooms found along Sip47. This wine trail is comprised of 17 purveyors of Oregon’s bounty, including wineries, a saké brewery, eateries, a cidery, and the McMenamins Grand Lodge come bedtime. Fall in deeper love with the land, the wine, and your traveling companion.
Romantic Activities in the Portland Region
Some say sharing meaningful experiences is the key to longstanding love. Live Laugh Love Art is a romantic, experienced-based studio that is so romantic that it even has “love” in its name. Here, you can book a group or private class for art projects as simple as painting wood signs to as intricate as welding a metal heart.
It’s all about the puppy love at Fido’s Tap House, which is a hybrid of a craft beer taproom and dog rescue center. With more than 30 taps, you can try new-to-you brews. Whether you’re there to just pet some pups or potentially take one home as a new member of the family, the endorphin rush of beers and puppies is hard to deny. That feeling? Maybe it’s love.
If you’re one of the quarter of a million couples who get engaged on Valentine’s Day, then envision a Tualatin Valley wedding. Find inspiration on our Wedding Wonderland page.